Billy McFarland

New York News: William McFarland Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison In Manhattan Federal Court For Engaging In Multiple Fraudulent Schemes And Making False Statements To A Federal Law Enforcement Agent

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that WILLIAM McFARLAND was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 6 years in prison for the following criminal conduct to which he had pled guilty: one count of wire fraud in connection with a scheme to … Continue reading New York News: William McFarland Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison In Manhattan Federal Court For Engaging In Multiple Fraudulent Schemes And Making False Statements To A Federal Law Enforcement Agent

NEW YORK | Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

NEW YORK  — A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term. Billy McFarland was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald called him a “serial fraudster.” He admitted defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 music festival and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

NEW YORK | Prosecutors want botched music fest promoter to get prison

NEW YORK — Prosecutors say the promoter of a botched, highly publicized music festival in the Bahamas should serve over 15 years in prison. The government delivered its arguments prior to the sentencing next week of Billy McFarland in court papers filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. McFarland has twice pleaded guilty to charges. First, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Prosecutors want botched music fest promoter to get prison

NEW YORK | Promoter of failed event pleads guilty to new fraud charges

NEW YORK — The promoter of a failed music festival has pleaded guilty to charges that could result in a prison sentence of over a decade. The plea entered Thursday by Billy McFarland came after prosecutors brought new charges alleging he was selling fraudulent tickets to fashion, music and sporting events. The 26-year-old McFarland, a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Promoter of failed event pleads guilty to new fraud charges